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Pick

(pik),
Arnold, psychiatrist in Hapsburg Empire, 1851-1924. See: Pick atrophy, Pick bundle, Pick disease.

Pick

(pik),
Friedel, German physician, 1867-1926. See: Pick bodies, Pick disease, Pick syndrome.

Pick

(pik),
Ludwig, German physician, 1868-1935. See: Pick cell, Niemann-Pick cell, Niemann-Pick disease.

pick

1. A sharp, pointed, curved dental instrument used to explore tooth surfaces and restorations for defects.
2. To remove bits of food from teeth.

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Q. Can a low back pain start from picking up something from the oven? My mother has a low back pain. It started five days ago while she picked up a cake from the oven. the pain is always there, it bugs her while she sleeps and it excruciate while she is doing her regular physical activity. What can it be? should we go to our GP? Is there anything we can do to ease the pain except Tylenol? Just for the record my mom is 69 years old, and she has tuberculosis and a heart disease.

A. This is a case where your mom should have an examination by a professional. A chiropractor would be the specialist to deal with back pain and can make any appropriate referrals if necessary.

Q. I have a low back pain that radiates to my leg when i pick up stuff. Is it a disc herniation? I am a 43 years old bank teller. During the past 5 months I've suffered from a low back pain. The pain is not very strong, but it gets much worse while doing physical activity. When i walk or lift heavy things the pain is even stronger, and it radiates to my left leg. Can it be signs for disc herniation?

A. It's possible that you have a nerve impingement from a disc herniation, but not necessarily so. What you need to know is that even if you have a herniated disc, the question is what would the recommended treatment be?
90% or more of herniated discs resolve without surgical treatment within 6 months. MRI imaging is generally only indicated if one is considering surgery; in other words, your pain and neurological status is such that surgery is clinically indicated. Then, an MRI may be helpful for the surgeon. If surgery is not indicated based on clinical/symptoms, then it probably is unwise to get an MRI. They often show abnormalities that are simply 'red herrings' and often prompt people to proceed with surgery that really is not needed. Beware!

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He said the first ever registration of seven trade unions of women cotton pickers with the labour department had been made while the same for three more unions was in progress.
; Cotton pickers must be registered and all labor related social safety nets must be provided to them with Worker Welfare board.
Moreover, cotton pickers' wages have been increased in line with recommendations by the ILO and the World Bank.
In 2007, Gus Rodgers, who lived near Huntland, Tennessee, purchased (as an investment) a late 1940s International Harvester 114A one-row, dual-fan lowdrum cotton picker, mounted on an Farmall H tractor, from Harvey Osmer in Gurley, Alabama.
Challenges include the lack of social readiness and skills of the pickers to be able to transition smoothly into the formal sector, and both municipalities and the waste and recycling industries being nervous to take on some of the associated risks that often come with this community, such as drug abuse.
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Employment of these people lasts for a year and a day when they will be given a certificate NVQ level 1, which means they would now be qualified, waste service litter picker operatives.
But recruiters get around the rulesaand anyway they apply only to pickers from non-European Union countries.
Speaking to this paper at the Stree Mukti Sanghatana (SMS) centre, that has been helping women get liberation from social, economic and every kind of oppression, she said, "Thanks to this organisation, waste pickers have now realised that they play a significant role in reducing pollution in Mumbai and at the same time contribute to creating value."
A new social community aimed at children, http://www.KidPickers.com, is now online and a Kid Pickers book will be published by Macmillan in spring 2013.
American Pickers Guide to Picking comes from a journalist who works with picking professionals Mike Wolfe and others from the TV show to cover the people and stories behind picking antiques and gems from the American countryside.
Either machine can harvest 32 to 40 ha (80 to 100 acres) per day, which is equivalent to about 24 one-row machines or 480 to 500 hand pickers. To make a more recent comparison, capacity has increased from 485 to 650 ha (1200 to 1600 acres) per season for six-row basket pickers to 650 to 890 ha (1600 to 2200 acres) per season for the new systems.